The Secondary Counselor is primarily responsible to the Principal(s) of assigned school(s) for providing guidance and counseling services to pupils, staff members, and patrons, as directed by the Building Principal.
The Counselor is also responsible to the Coordinator of Guidance and Counseling Services.
In carrying out these responsibilities, the Secondary Counselor will:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Designs and implements a building program that provides growth opportunities for all USD 259 pupils through individual, small group, and/or classroom activities as directed by the Wichita Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program Curriculum.
Provides individual and group counseling, and classroom guidance for pupils concerning personal, educational, or social problems.
Provides support group activities for pupils with common personal and social needs.
Serves as a consultant for teachers in areas such as career education, classroom climate, learning styles, etc.
Interprets test results to pupils, parents, and faculties.
Provides information and services in relation to post secondary opportunities in occupations, technical and trade schools, colleges and universities, scholarship opportunities, financial aid, and job opportunities.
Provides consultation and counseling for teachers and parents regarding individual pupil progress and adjustment.
Provides a program of educational career planning activities for pupils.
Assists in a continuous program of pupil orientation/transition.
Participates as a member of Child Study Team, particularly in the phases of screening, pre-assessment, and intervention.
Serves as a liaison between school and community agencies for appropriate referral purposes.
Provides the Principal and staff with descriptive data derived from tests, cumulative records, and interviews to assist in recommendations for curriculum change.
Maintains a record keeping system that describes guidance and counseling services and pupil needs to assist in program development.